Taiyo Yuden DVD-R is not working with DRU-500A!

hi

i just got 2 DVD-R from the market and i am very amazed that i have seen a Taiyo Yuden media in my country cause we only have Princo ,CMC . and the Verbatim and Retik are very expensive about 5.$US.

i got the Taiyo Yuden for 1.3$US each .

this is the picture :

DVD-R

the problem is that my Sony DRU500a can’t read them or recognize the DVD-R !!!

i have no problem with any media except this one …

i tried it with 2.0e and the new 2.0f firmware but it doesn’t work !!

what is the problem ???

i think it’s same like the one here :

http://startlab.co.jp/products/index.html#DVD

and other question is what is the difference between the Taiyo Yuden DVD-R (DATA) and Taiyo Yuden DVD-R (VIDEO) ??

the sony just keep flashing the red light then stop .

do you think this is not a Taiyo Yuden DVD-R and only a name ??

if any one have this work with 500a tel me please .

thanks…

Do you know anyone else who owns a dvd recorder? If you do, then could you post the manufacturer ID?

ok give me one or two days and i will bring it.

but you didn’t answer me about the difference between the Taiyo Yuden DVD-R (DATA) and Taiyo Yuden DVD-R (VIDEO) ??

if you have the (DATA) DVD-R , can you put a movie inside it .

This is a guess:

DVD-R for dvd-video are perhaps more expensive because your local copyright organisation, such as gema or riaa, receives a higher fee for them.
A PC dvd burner can burn everything on either type

It seems there are still way too many reports that the Sony dual dvd writer canot write to very much - and many PC retailers in the UK now have them on a long back-order or have decided to not stock the Sony writer at all - some main and large retailers told me its not so much a case of supply / demanf (many months on - what a joke), but there are too many problems and compliants regaridng the DRU500’s.

Even when the latest attempt by Sony to get the frimware working for most people they seem to mess it up with the next release.

I cannot understant why Sony would leave themselves open to such bad press - some people have no problems with their Sony burners - but this seem to be out-wayed by complaints and no retailer in the UK seemingly having any for sale - and as stated, two told me they will not stock the Sony again.

Ice

ok the CD work with Pioneer 105 without a problem.

and this is the information using the DVDInfo :

    Media Information       

Media code/Mfr ID TAIYOYUDEN
Book Type DVD-R
Media type DVD-R V2.0
Max Write Speed 2.0x 2770KBps
Write Rotation Control CLV
Linear Density 0.267um/bit
No of Layers 1

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    Drive Information       

PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-105
02/10/10 PIONEER
Firmware Revision 1.00
Serial # BKDL045938WL
Version standard ATAPI
Loader type Tray
User Region changes left 5
Vendor Region changes left 4
No region has been set
Drive conforms to RPC-2
Current Write Speed 2.0x
Max Write Speed 2770KBps 2.0x
Buffer size 2000KB
Number Volume levels 256
Buffer under-run supported YES
Audio Play supported YES
Composite output NO
Digital port on port 1 NO
Digital port on port 2 NO
Mode 1 form supported YES
Mode 2 form supported YES
Multisession supported YES
CD-R Read YES
CD-R Write YES
CD-RW Read YES
CD-RW Write YES
CD Method 2 Read YES
DVD-ROM Read YES
DVD-R Read YES
DVD-R Write YES
DVD-RW Read YES
DVD-RW Write YES
DVD+R Read NO
DVD+R Write NO
DVD+RW Read NO
DVD+RW Write NO
DVD-RAM Read NO
DVD-RAM Write NO
Sub Channel Read NO
ISRC Read YES
UPC Read YES
Bar Code Read YES

are these enough information ???

so what do you think the problem ???

is it original TAIYO YUDEN ??

thanks…

Then it’s most likely a firmware bug of the sony drive. You should report it to Sony. Maybe they can fix it

ok

can i go back to old firmware like 1.0f ?? and if it’s not good returns to the 2.0f ???

I have been burning more than 100pcs of TY 2X DVD-R media & now more than 200pcs of TY 4X media with my SONY DRU-500A as well as 50pcs+ TY 4X DVD+R. Never have any problem so far. The DVD-R for Data or Video is actually the same media under 2 different packaging.